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Academy offers students global learning opportunity

Rachel Mann, co-asst. features editor

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

The Glenbrook Academy of International Studies, also known as The Academy, is a four-year accelerated learning program comprised of students from GBS and GBN, according to Matthew Whipple, Academy director and senior social studies...

Media: how pop-culture shapes our lives

Rachel Mann and Zoe Shancer, asst. features editors

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features, Top Stories

“Think outside the bun.” “Taste the rainbow.” “Just do it.” While these slogans and many others from the media are recognizable by young people, some messages sent from the media have become harmful. Ideas about body...

Teens adjust to newborn siblings

Madison O'Brien and Casey Hamilton, staff reporter, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features

“O-Patch, O-Patch!” begs the giggling toddler. At two years old, junior Chandler Farrell’s younger brother Vinny eagerly stands in the doorway of her room. His sister’s stash of Sour Patch Kids is no secret to him, and...

South’s harassment policy puts student safety first

Noor Abdulmassih, asst. web editor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features

A wave hello in the hall, extra help in a department office before school or perhaps an email regarding a test are common interactions between teachers and students. A respectful relationship exists between teachers and students...

Arko reflects on early years as refugee

Elisa Kim, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features, Profile

At the end of World War II, Slovenia was taken over by communist forces. Fleeing from the communist take-over, many Slovenians became refugees and left Slovenia to find better shelter. According to dictionary.com, refugees are...

Students incorporate, embrace religion into lifestyle

Elisa Kim and Grace Abiera, staff reporters

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features

Sophomore Huma Nizamuddin and her family are Muslim, and she has been involved with Sunday school since she was young. “I started Sunday school in fifth grade,” Nizamuddin said. “In third grade I was in a private school....

Students express personality through piercings

Noor Abdulmassih, asst. web editor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features

Walking in the hallways, one can spot many different forms of self-expression, ranging from the clothes students wear to the body piercings they have. Ear lobes, cartilages, noses, lips, eyebrows, hips and belly buttons are some...

Pink passes often misleading to students, faculty

Nirali Dave, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2012

Filed under Features

On any given school day, students can be found working on math problems, listening to lectures or participating in English discussions in their classes. Suddenly, the door opens, interrupting the teacher and an unfamiliar face...

Eddy Otgonmunkh: facing challenge beyond his years

Maggie Kramer, asst. web editor

February 29, 2012

Filed under Features, Profile, Web Exclusives

Junior year is generally a time for ACT tests, college worries, school activities and being with friends. It is a hectic year and for most students, parents are nearby for support, but not for junior Eddy Otgonmunkh. Eddy lives...

Teens leave home to escape pain

Zoe Shancer, asst. features editor

February 3, 2012

Filed under Features

After being denied that second cookie for dessert, a child stuffs his pillowcase with his favorite clothes and toys, swings it over his shoulder and heads for the door with a determined gaze. He makes it as far as the driveway...

Loved ones fight for our country

Kelsey Pogue, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

Filed under Features

Senior CC Hoogland and her brother sophomore Sam Hoogland’s lives were altered when their oldest brother, McLain Hoogland, joined the Marines after college—a path none of their siblings have yet to take. “I have five...

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